“Iron Man 3” started filming yesterday at Wilmington’s EUE/Screen Gems studio. Scheduled to be released on May 3rd, 2013, the film sets in the world of “international war, arms and terror” as Iron Man (Tony Stark) heads to China to face his toughest opponent, The Mandarin. The film’s plot and its Chinese cast have yet to be officially announced, however it is reported that a number of famous Chinese actors will be featured in this Shane Black-directed threequel. Hong-Kong-based newspaper Apple Daily 蘋果日報 has confirmed actor-singer Andy Lau’s 劉德華 role as an old friend of Tony’s, from whom he will fly over from America to China to seek help. Chinese actress Fan Bing Bing 范冰冰 will portray the role of Andy’s wife; actress-singer Yang Mi 杨幂 will co-star as Andy’s assistant. Rumor has it that award-winning Chinese actor Liu Ye 刘烨 and actress Yao Chen 姚晨 have both been contacted as well, even though their roles in the film have not been disclosed.
“The film will have location shooting in Beijing and Shanghai, it will narrate that the daughter of Robert Downey Jr.’s friend was kidnapped and brought to China; in order to save his friend’s daughter, he flew over from America to China to seek help from Andy to strengthen his abilities to fight The Mandarin. You will see Iron Man fly over The Great Wall of China, National Palace Museum and other landmarks in Shanghai, May 2013.” – Apple Daily
Starring Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man), Gwyneth Paltrow (Virginia “Pepper” Potts), Guy Pearce (Aldrich Killian), Ben Kingsley (The Mandarin), Don Cheadle (James “Rhodey” Rhodes/War Machine) and James Badge Dale (Eric Savin), “Iron Man 3” is said to bring the reputation of Chinese actors to a higher level. Actress-singer Fan Bing Bing, who has recently showed up at the Cannes Film Festival, has been dubbed “Chinese Goddess” by the French media. Fan Bing Bing has been featured in the latest issue of French fashion magazine Madame FIGARO as its newest cover girl, and the actress’s posters can be seen all over the Avenue des Champs-Elysées. To end the article, we’ll share these fabulous Madame FIGARO shots of Fan Bing Bing, along with other recent pictures of the actress at international Red Carpet occasions. Check them out!
Fan Bing Bing’s Madame FIGARO Photos:
Fan Bing Bing’s Recent Red Carpet Pictures: